Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XXI Chapters 6 and 7

“Sire!” calls Bedivere, as the magic barge’s gangplank retracts all by itself and Arthur, up on deck, lies down with his head in Morgan’s lap.  “Sire!  What will happen to me?  I’m the last Knight of the Round Table!” “You’re … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 41

Sir Dinadan’s strange adventure turns out to be pretty brief, and also to require a trigger warning perhaps, inasmuch as he meets a damosel who mak[es] great dole.  Long story short, she tells Dinadan how Pitiless Bruce murdered her brother … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book IX Chapter 23

This chapter may have been written while Malory was in the throes of a stroke, or possibly two pages were stuck together and his editor missed it, or something, because not only does it make no sense in the familiar … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book VI Chapter III

You’re probably expecting Launcelot to wake up, discover Lionel is missing, track him down, slay Turquine, and free everybody, right?  I know I would be expecting that.  This story takes a weird turn, though.  Let’s turn our attention back to … Continue reading →